/Latency

Latency Sneaks Up On You

- Marc Brooker tl;dr: "High-percentile latency is a bad way to measure efficiency, but a good (leading) indicator of pending overload. If you must use latency to measure efficiency, use mean (average) latency."

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Page Weight Matters (2012)

- Chris Zacharias tl;dr: Chris was tasked with YouTube page from 1.2MB to under 100KB. When his code went into production, latency of requests increased. Why? He had unlocked users in new geographies that could finally watch YouTube, albeit with slower connections.

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Video Upload Latency Improvements at Instagram

- Ryan Peterman tl;dr: Given upload latency is critical to user experience at Instagram, the article runs through a set of architectural strategies used by the engineering team to reduce latency.

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